Paedophile Jeffrey Epstein spent hours in a ‘private room’ with a mysterious woman soon after he was taken off suicide watch, it is claimed.
The shamed 66-year-old, who was facing trial for sex trafficking and conspiracy was found dead in his New York cell on Saturday.
In the days before his death he spent two hours with an unidentified “young” and “pretty” woman, a source told Forbes .
It happened on July 30, a day after Epstein was reportedly taken off suicide watch at the the Manhattan Correctional Center.
It is claimed that Epstein paid members of his legal team to sit with him for eight hours a day so he could get out of his cell.
But the source said he has no idea who the woman was, and whether she was a lawyer.
The insider, who has not been named, said: “The optics were startling. Because she was young. And pretty.”
He said Epstein and the woman were alone in the room – which is used for legal meetings between inmates and their attorneys.
According to prison procedure, the door is locked and inmates have their handcuffs removed when they go in.
Epstein’s lead lawyer, Reid Weingarten, has yet to comment on the claim.
An autopsy performed on the former financier showed he had “multiple breaks in his neck bones” after being found dead in his jail cell, according to reports.
The bones broken in Epstein’s neck reportedly include the hyoid bone, which is near the Adam’s apple.
This sort of break can happen when a person hangs themselves or dies by strangulation, forensics experts told the Washington Post.
Two prison staff members who’d been guarding the unit where Epstein died by apparent suicide failed to check on him that night for about three hours, The New York Times reported.
Officials have reportedly said they don’t know what the staff members were doing during that time.
Guards are supposed to check on detainees in the special housing unit every 30 minutes, a source told CNN.
Both guards were reportedly working overtime shifts, but it’s unclear whether that was mandatory.